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Protest Climate Change
Protest climate change now. It is almost a civic duty for anyone who cares about people and the planet. Join the millions of people around the world who are calling for stronger action of climate.
Across the world, climate protest has been led by young people. Most notably Greta Thunberg, who decided to strike from school every Friday and protest outside the Swedish Parliament, calling for action on climate change. Indeed the world has now reached the stage where many of us believe protest must include civil disobedience.
A stronger response is in proportion to the increased threat now posed by global warming. When the stakes are as high as the survival of human civilisation, people need to respond with a greater sense of urgency and determination
Climate protest groups
One of the first international climate groups to protest climate change was 350.org The goal of 350.org was to keep carbon dioxide (CO2) to 350 parts per million — the safe concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. However, thanks to continued emissions the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is now over 400 parts per million.
The largest global group to arise in more recent times has been Extinction Rebellion (XR) which was founded in 2018. Extinction Rebellion has by necessity adopted a more urgent approach to protest based on principles of civil disobedience.
Asked the question ‘why rebel’ the XR website gives the following answer “We are in the midst of a climate and ecological breakdown. We are facing an uncertain future – our world is in crisis and life itself is under threat. Now is not the time to ignore the issues; now is the time to act as if the truth is real. The science is clear. Therefore we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making and our governments are not doing enough to protect their citizens, our resources, our biodiversity, our planet, and our future.”
XR is encouraging people to sign up to their newsletter and to also assist by joining XR in the nation in which they live.
C40 Cities Network
C40 brings together a network of megacities from around the world, allowing them to drive climate action through collaboration and knowledge sharing. New York City, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, London, and Mexico City are just some of the cities on the list that have committed to the climate targets established in the Paris Agreement.
Protest climate change today
Climate change has become a major protest motivator, because demonstrators view the stakes of climate policy as existential. Indeed some people see a direct link between inaction on climate change and their lives and livelihoods.
The clock is ticking and time is running out. Therefore please protest climate change where you live and take political action to help humanity avoid the pending climate catastrophe.
Elections are a crucial part of avoiding the most dire aspects of the climate catastrophe. This often means voting for green parties around the world. We need government that will fight fossil fuel consumption.
The cause of the ‘anthropogenic climate change’ that is heating the planet and driving sea-level rise is by definition human behaviour. It is the burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Hence we ‘must’ support political parties that are committed to transitioning to renewable energy. Voting for change means supporting the candidate with the best climate policy … every time!
Thank you and take any opportunity you can to protest climate change.